Friday, December 3, 2010

Losing It - Contest Edition - Week 3

You can go to Kathy's House of Hills blog to read the rules. Please note that you have to link up or leave comments for 6 of the 8 weeks in order to qualify for the prizes. Today is it people! If you're going to join, you must start today so you'll have 6 weeks of links or comments in order to win a prize. You know you want to! :)                                                                                                                  

This week has been wonderfully weird for me. I started working full time on Wednesday. I have been unemployed for 2 years and 10 months, so going back to work has been exhausting! And the funny thing is that I have only worked 3 days this week instead of a full five. Next week will be exhausting-er. Ha!

The job is going well and I'm thankful that I'm surrounded by nice people who are patient with my many questions. I'm looking forward to "hitting the groove" of knowing all the answers and being comfortable with all of my new responsibilities. The best part of starting a new job in December is writing down when the company Christmas luncheon is and it's at a really nice restaurant too. Yum! Oh and receiving a paycheck again is pretty cool too.

Week 3 Results:
I lost 1.5 lbs. (Total loss in 3 weeks is 1.5 lbs.) Total percentage of body weight loss will be posted on Week 8.
Got on the treadmill 5 days this week at a 2.5% incline, 3 mph, for 45 minutes.
Did sit-ups and used light weights for 5 days.
I did drink more water but not my goal of 64 oz./day...again.

My plan for this upcoming week is: keep treading, doing sit-ups and using light weights. The real challenge for me is to drink 64 oz. of water per day. I've have to drink more water.

Wonderful Husband and I are going to an open house party tomorrow so my plan is to eat in moderation. This is a tough time of year with all the sweets and party food and that's why I'm glad to be participating with the Losing It ladies.

Please join us at House of Hill's to link to your blog post, or leave a comment of your results, or to cheer everyone on.

The house is fully decorated. I'll be baking pumpkin bread soon to give as gifts (and stock-piling some in the freezer for when our kids come home to visit.) Cookies will be baked right before Christmas too. I mailed off Christmas gifts last Tuesday to Texas and Maryland and I'm sending Wonderful Husband out to finish the Christmas shopping. I have to find some new clothes for's time to "beef up" my wardrobe.

How are you doing with the holidays?


  1. So, maybe you didn't lose the weight you wanted this week, but you did get your decorations up & I'M TRYING NOT TO BE JEALOUS because my tree has been sitting outside since we got home from Thanksgiving & my Thanksgiving decorations are still up. (I've had sick kids...bummer.)

    Oh, & don't even get me started about the Christmas shopping. I'm usually ready by now! I don't know what happened this year! Happy Holidays...

  2. Great job on the weight loss! I am sure you will adjust to your job quickly, it does take time to figure out routines. :)

  3. Wow! You had a productive week. Makes mine spent half on the couch seem REALLY sad!

    Make sure you eat something before you go to the open house so you're not hungry when you get there! That's like HUGE!

    I'm jealous too of all the Christmasing you've got done. Most of our gifts are on the way via UPS. So, I think I'm done. Thankfully, I don't have to send many out.

    Congrats on the new job. Sounds exciting. I know you'll adjust quickly. Make sure you have your water cup with you at all times.

    Thanks for linking up!

  4. Wow! You're one busy sister!! I haven't wrapped or shipped a thing and I've gotta get it in high gear this week! Yikes!!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!


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